US Supreme Court to hear high-stakes gun rights case

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Washington (AFP) – The conservative-majority US Supreme Court is to hear a gun rights case on Wednesday that could lead to looser restrictions on carrying firearms in public. At issue is a challenge backed by the gun lobby to a New York law that regulates the carrying of guns outside the home. It will be the first major case involving the Second Amendment constitutional right to bear arms heard by the nation’s highest court in more than a decade. The high-stakes case will be argued before a Supreme Court with a 6-3 conservative majority following the nomination of three justices by former pres…

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